The Most Magical Lake On Earth
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Never in your wildest dreams would you think to find hidden in the picturesque highlands of Guatemala, a place surrounded with beautiful seductive mountains, sacred volcanoes from the mayan myths and mysterious healing properties that make this lake a worthy contestant of a place in today’s top wonders of the world.
DID YOU KNOW?The most recent volcanic activity in the region was about 1.8 million years ago. This volcanic natural beauty culminated in the formation of the present lake caldera, creating the deepest lake in Central America.
A TRUE HISTORICAL PLACE
Where else are you going to find a place with an underwater mayan ritual city recently made public to the world by a documentary released by NatGeo called “Mayan Blue”.
The 2014 documentary made it famous and it is now know as the “Mayan Atlantis”. The first underwater exploration in Central America had its difficulties, but it was worth it.
They discovered 3 underwater islands for mayan rituals showing the possible role of Lake Atitlán Guatemala in the Mayan mythology. This is a perfect match with the 3 sacred volcanos and 3 stars over the lake in the Orion constellation that represent “Home”.
*The number 3 has always been relatad with the creation of the worlds.
You’re going to love this…. there are very few places in the world with a cloud forrest, this magical lake is one of them. The cloudy forest is at the top of the San Pedro volcano and its home of the threatened species bird ‘The Horned Guan’ [Oreophasis derbianus].
AMAZING DIVERSE CULTURE
It is a place that combines cultural tourism with eco-tourism in a laid-back vacation setting. Its surrounded by many villages in which diverse Mayan culture is still prevalent and traditional dress is worn.
*Spanish: Lago de Atitlán [atiˈtlan]
How To Book The Perfect Place In Atitlan
Selecting the best hotel for you depends on what you like and type of vibe you are looking for. The lake is surrounded with many towns and all of them have different vibes and sizes. You can try different hotels and visit all towns since the longest trip from one town to another is just 30 to 40 minutes by boat (5 to 10 mins from one town to another). Boat is the best and easiest way to move around the lake.
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Different Undiscovered Places To StayThe only place with worldwide award winning hotels at affordable prices that attracts all kinds of tourists from all around the world, finding the lake to be mystical and spiritual.
– Laguna Lodge, Santa Cruz La Laguna –
“The most beautiful lake in the world”
– German Explorer Alexander Von Humboldt
“Atitlán is [Lake] Como with additional embellishments of several immense volcanoes. It really is too much of a good thing”
– English novelist Aldous Huxley
Famously wrote it in his 1934 travel book Beyond the Mexique Bay.
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EXPLORE THE LAKE
TOWN HOPPING SCENES OF WHISMICAL WEDDINGS
SANTA CRUZ LA LAGUNA
Chill and relax in a place full of vitality and peace. Perfect to read a book and photographing incredible sunsets.
SAN MARCOS LA LAGUNA
Perfect for extended stays. It’s known for its meditation retreats, yoga and amazing massages.
SAN PEDRO LA LAGUNA
Delicious certified organic coffee and a place to “heal the bones”. “Quack doctors” are born here with a special gift from the cosmos.
Home of the mythical Maximon magician brotherhood, amazing woodcrafts and more textile shopping.
GOURMET FOOD TOUR
DISCOVER SECRET YUMMY RESTAURANTS
Small place of artisan cheese and traditional varieties of wine. It’s been called a “food heaven” and it has become a must eat stop before leaving the lake
The only place you’re gong to find better Italian food is in Italy. An Italian couple created a small intimate space with specialità cucina italiana served with a lot of love
Tul y Sol
Cool french guy came here to enjoy life and started the best french-guatemalan infusion food restaurant with impressive volcano views and delicious chocolate truffles
A PLACE TO CHILL OR DISCOVER ADVENTURE
“The closest thing to Eden on Earth”
– Lonely Planet
“The most magnificent spectacle we ever saw”
– Nineteenth-century traveler/chronicler John L. Stephens
Writing in Incidents of Travel in Central America, “…and he had been around a bit”
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PS: Honestly, if you’re looking to slow down and take a much deserved break from the fast-paced world, this is the perfect place. You can either go to a bland and cliché “touristy” destination oooooor you can indulge in a authentic new experience that definitely gives you a sense of place.
P.P.S. The calm and peaceful vibes you get from this glorious lake is truly an unforgettable experience. Perfect for solo travelers, family vacations during holidays or a romantic getaway (plus it’s really cheap too!). The memories (ands Instagram photos) made from this one-of-a-kind destination are something that money cannot buy.
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Barrio 3, Nivel 3, San Marcos La Laguna Lake Atitlán, Sololá 07016